April 25, 2024

Crime

The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted raids across 10 states and Union Territories to crackdown on human trafficking networks involved in infiltrating “illegal migrants” through the India-Bangladesh border.

In the operation conducted along with the Border Security Force and state police forces, the National Investigation Agency arrested 44 people from 55 locations.

The raids were conducted in Assam, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura and West Bengal.

At a press conference, Assam Special Director General of Police Harmeet Singh said the operation began when the police in Assam’s Karimganj district identified a group of Rohingya travelling in a train from Tripura, reported The Indian Express.

It was found that they were “infiltrating” into the country through the India-Bangladesh border, he said. Karimganj shares a border with Bangladesh.

“After that, our vigil and operations increased and 450 illegal migrants, both Bangladeshis and Rohingyas, were stopped and turned back with the assistance of border guarding forces,” Singh said. “Enquiries and questioning increased afterwards, and it was found that the illegal migration was being facilitated and run by touts and middlemen.”

He added that it was found that the…

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